November 7, 2012

McDonald, Shaw Headline Loggers On All-NWC

Complete All-NWC Team

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Seniors Chris McDonald and Chris Shaw each ended their careers on high notes as both were selected to the All-Northwest Conference First Team on Wednesday. The pair of seniors led a group of seven Loggers named to the All-NWC teams.

Both Chris (McDonald) and Chris (Shaw) were such vital components to the successes we enjoyed this year," said head coach Reece Olney. "It is very rewarding to see the other coaches in the NWC recognize each of them for their individual contributions and outstanding soccer talent."

McDonald's record-breaking career came to an end last week as he recorded his 33rd career shutout and his 13th career of the season. McDonald will graduate as the Loggers all-time leader in shutouts and fourth in NCAA Division III history. His 13 shutouts this year also tied a school record. His 0.61 goals against average and .812 save percentage rank second in the NWC.

Shaw returned to the Loggers in 2012 after a two-year hiatus and immediately stepped into a leadership role. He ranked second on the team with four goals and 10 total points. The senior played both attacking and defending positions this season. The regular midfielder stepped into a defending role when injuries hit the Loggers and he was called upon to fill the hole.

Junior captain Colin McIntosh was the only Logger selected to the Second Team this year. As the Loggers center back, he helped the Loggers uphold its reputation as a solid defensive team in recording 13 shutouts and holding a 0.61 goals against average. He still was able to score a pair of goals and dish out three assists.

Four Loggers also earned Honorable Mention in juniors Carson Swope, Andrew White and David Leslie as well as sophomore Sean Ryan. White was the Loggers leading scorer for the second year in a row with seven goals while Leslie started all 20 games as a key member of the Loggers stout defense. After missing the first part of the season, Swope jumped into his regular starting role in the midfield and ended the season with two goals and three assists. Ryan ranked second in the conference with six assists on the year and also scored a pair of goals.

"I was pleased to see these individual's receive some accolades for their contributions to our season," added Olney. "It is exciting to know that we could have all of these players back next year for another run at the NWC Championship."